Environment, Science & Technology

Environment, Science, and Technology refers to investigating the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of science and technology. 

Lakehead University’s Environment, Science, and Technology courses and programs offer learners with opportunities to broaden their knowledge, undertake professional development, and to develop practical skills.

The Certificate in Environmental Sustainability is open for admission to professionals who wish to pursue continuing professional education in environmental sustainability. Interested applicants may already have earned a four-year Honours Bachelors and/or a four-year or a three-year Bachelors undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as urban and regional planning, geography, interdisciplinary studies, biology, ecology and natural resource/environmental management, tourism etc. from a recognized post-secondary institution.
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Certificate
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The Certificate of Geomatics consists of five specific courses in geographical information systems, photogrammetry and aerial photo interpretation, cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. This focus provides learners an understanding of geospatial technologies, how the world is being managed and modeled by such technologies, and the associated impacts on decision making.  All required courses include practical sessions collecting, processing, analyzing, and publishing geospatial information.
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Certificate
The Indigenous Transition Year Program (ITYP) is intended for learners of Indigenous ancestry who have not met the regular or mature university entry requirements or who require academic preparation to become eligible for admission to a Lakehead University program.
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Program
The Nature Explorers With Technology (NEWT) program, for youth 14 to 18 years old, is run in partnership with Lakehead University and Let’s Talk Science. NEWT develops naturalist skills of youth while participating in community science initiatives (e.g., iNaturalist) and practicing science communication.
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Program
The Ontario Bridge Training Program for Foresters (OBTF) provides training and assessment for the 35 demonstrable competencies required for entry into the Profession of Forestry in Canada.
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Training
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Online
Hybrid

The Ontario Master Naturalist Program (OMNP) is a community program established by Lakehead University Orillia in partnership with Ontario Nature. The first of its kind in Canada, the OMNP provides naturalists and those interested in nature and environmental stewardship the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expertise of the natural world through formal training and guidance.

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Program
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Online

The Ontario Master Naturalist Workshops (OMNW) offer a wide variety of topics to broaden your knowledge and expertise of the natural world. Workshop topics include an introduction to all of the species of Ontario dragonflies and damselflies, identifying fish families and species, sedge habitats, mammal tracking, fungi identification, and more.

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Workshop
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The Ontario Youth Naturalist Program encourages youth to broaden their knowledge of the natural world by learning about real-world environmental issues including wetlands, invasive species, agriculture, and more through hands-on experience.
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Program
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Online
The Paleo-DNA Training Courses - Virtual DNA Skills Training Course is an online, virtual laboratory-based training program designed to show learners the fundamentals of molecular techniques, including DNA extraction and amplification (using PCR), sequencing, and interpretation. The course includes training in DNA technologies such as multiplex PCR, real-time PCR, and the use of the 3130xl automated sequencer and ABI 7000 real-time PCR equipment.
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Training
Location
Online